Was There Drugs Involved in the Crime?
- Grade Level 10-College
- Links to a real world scenario
With the criminals still at large, your students must decide the identity of the white powder found in the abandoned truck!
During this lab, students will do several presumptive tests on the unknown white powder. Following the presumptive tests, students will see how confirmatory drug tests are run in a police lab using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-Mass Spec). Students will then receive the data for the confirmatory drug test.
Supplies are included for up to 30 students working in six groups. As in all Lyle and Louise modules, this kit is geared to high school and undergraduate courses, and is matched to National Science Education Standards.
Ordering information: Activity contents include Isopropyl alcohol, Lugol's iodine solution, Mystery powder, Known powders, Spot plates, Powder dispenser spatulas, and web access to fully illustrated teacher's manual with technique background.